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A new paradigm: Focus on The Commons, not Economics

Last week, we looked at the Wireless Commons and argued that making the radio spectrum a part of “The Commons” would lead to greater competition for the delivery of wireless services. Instead of competition for the radio spectrum resource, a Wireless Commons approach would encourage…

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Managed Spectrum Park as the Wireless Commons

I have long argued that the digital divide is less about access to computers and the Internet, and more about access to high speed broadband services.  Defined by government policy, the new digital divide is between urban and rural broadband users. That divide is now…

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The Wireless Commons and political resolve

Last week I introduced ‘The Commons’ as a potential means to address man-made problems like climate change, financial crises and high energy prices. The Commons was originally about access to and use of the environment, including forests, the atmosphere, rivers, fisheries or grazing lands.  These…

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The opportunity of The Commons.

The Commons.  A concept from a less egalitarian era but one that has returned to prominence in a time when our society seems bedeviled by man-made problems. Does an approach based on the principle of the Commons provide an opportunity to solve issues like climate…

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Mega impact

The media infatuation with Kim Dotcom’s new Mega service overshadowed news last week from Southern Cross Cable about their price drops and capacity increases. This may seem to be a non-sequitur.  What can Mega possibly have to do with the Southern Cross Cable? I’ll answer…

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Woohaa. Ultrafast Broadband is on its way to Franklin

Franklin residents may welcome the news last week that Chorus will commence its roll out of ultrafast broadband in Pukekohe and Waiuku as planned in July 2013. Chorus seem pretty happy in confirming plans for the third year of its Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) deployment.  The…

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The future of meat?

Imagine succulent steaks, with just the right amount of marbling to add real flavour, sizzling on the barbecue.  Find yourself salivating? Well that could be about to change in a move from US company Modern Meadow. Their name does not give a hint at how…

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Focus on what matters more

Reaction was mixed to the news last month on the failure of the proposed fibre optic cable from New Zealand to the rest of the world. Some described it as “tragic news for New Zealand” while others saw it as being an “audacious thing to…

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